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Kansas City Paralysis Attorneys

Paralysis can be one of the most frightening injuries. In addition to the prospect of permanent limited or reduced mobility, Missouri residents suffering from paralysis must also face innumerable medical expenses and may have to re-learn how to do basic tasks, such as completing essential chores, moving around, or adapting to various environments.

If paralyzed due to the negligent actions of another, such as in an automobile accident, workplace accident, or another situation, you can pursue the compensation you need from the insurance company or responsible party(s) to recover the expenses spent addressing your medical expenses and other needs.

With the Kansas City paralysis attorneys at Popham Law, we boast substantial personal injury experience in Missouri civil courts and we’ve helped hundreds of injured clients recover substantial, yet fair, compensation for their injuries.

Types of Injuries Causing Paralysis

In general, any type of impact, damage, or trauma to the brain or the spinal cord can severely affect the central nervous system. Injuries to the central nervous system, in turn, can cause paralysis and affect your ability to move certain parts of your body. The types of paralysis are commonly classified as follows:

  • Monoplegia affects only one limb
  • Diplegia affects two limbs bilaterally (e.g. both legs)
  • Hemiplegia affects one side of the body
  • Paraplegia affects the lower body
  • Quadriplegia affects all four limbs and the trunk

In any case, a paralytic syndrome may require a lifetime of a care, and in addition to the steep initial costs, the victim may need physical therapy, assistive devices, and other medical treatments.

Compensation for Nerve Damage and Paralysis

Due to the extensive and immensely costly medical needs, the financial impact of paralysis can be devastating for the injured person as well as his/her family. Therefore, if you were injured due to the irresponsibility and legal negligence of another person, you should be compensated for these numerous expenses via a thorough personal injury lawsuit.

In most cases, compensation is tied to the degree of paralysis and/or the severity of the symptoms. Whether negotiating with insurance companies or pursuing a lawsuit in court, you and your personal injury attorney will need to be diligent and exceedingly clear about the costs of the injury in order to receive a fair compensation.

Call Popham Law for a Free Consultation

At Popham Law, we have personally witnessed the devastating financial damages that can occur from paralysis. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the more severe spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis can cost in excess of $800,000 (for medical expenses and daily needs expenses) in the first year and $145,000 for the years that follow. As such, paralysis requires a substantial economic base.

If you were paralyzed due to the negligence of another person(s), the personal injury lawyers at Popham Law can provide industry-leading representation to hold the responsible party(s) accountable. Call our Kansas City law office today at (844) 243-2288 or (816) 221-2288 for a free consultation.